Relations with big brother.
Created by Aleksey Narko
The history of Belarus is a story of domination by foreign
powers, forced division and re-unification of the land,
devastation during war and authoritarian rule following its
For more than 70 years Belarus was a part of USSR
Rise of a new state
The parliament of the republic
declared the sovereignty of
Belarus on 27 July 1990, and
during the collapse of the Soviet
Union, Belarus declared
independence on 25 August
On December 8, 1991, the
Belavezha Accords was signed.
For almost three years the
country didn’t have president and
was ruled by Supreme Council of
the Republic of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko becomes country's
president in 1994.
Belarus and Russia have been close trading
partners and diplomatic allies since the breakup of
the Soviet Union. Belarus is dependent on Russia for
imports of raw materials and for its export market.
The Union of Russia and
Belarus, a supranational
established in a 1996–
1999 series of treaties
that called for monetary
union, equal rights, single
citizenship, and a common
foreign and defense policy.
It is without completely
merging the two
cultural, and political ties.
Belarus with Lukashenko as a president
maneuvers quite well between West and East
using a "carrot and stick policy" .